Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $355 Million Contract for High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles

WALTHAM, (BGM) – Raytheon has been awarded a $355 million contract for AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles for HARM Control Section Modification, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

This contract provides for the refurbishment of live AGM-88Bs and conversion of AGM-88B into Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-88B).

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According the U.S. DoD the contract involves foreign military sales to Qatar, Taiwan, and Bahrain and additional countries may be added after.

The AGM-88 High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile is a joint U.S. Navy and Air Force program developed by the Navy and Raytheon.

HARM’s primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor and self-protect.

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Continued hardware and software upgrades have allowed HARM to counter advanced radar threats. HARM has proven itself in both reliability and combat performance.

Raytheon is developing a HARM upgrade, called the HARM Control Section Modification. HCSM adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and seeker systems. The enhancements improve the probability of hit, while controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.

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Source: U.S. DoD, Raytheon